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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: American Pale Ale
Tottenham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Believe it or not, we had never brewed a pale ale when we started. But once our experimental Alpha Series was launched around 6 months in, we went about constructing the Pale of our dreams. We tweaked malts and hops continuously and eventually came to release a brew known as Gamma Ray. This name came from our Creative Director Nick Dwyer, Who at that time was working on the floor at Dukes Brew and Que. Nick brought illustrations in every week. It was undeniable, the guy was a force and his imagery resonated deep. We all loved spacemen and lasers again, simple. So we named the experimental brew Gamma Ray and Nick drew the design - drawing heavily from mars attacks and warren ellis graphic novels. Our baby was born. From its release Gamma was perfection for us and joined the Beaver core range. The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (375) - AUSTRIA - JAN 17, 2017
330 ml can. Pours a hazy light amber with a white head. The aroma is medium hoppy, floral, lightly citrusy, some pine along with some malt. Medium body with a very soft texture and a low carbonation. Light to medium sweetness and a medium bitterness. The taste is medium hoppy, oranges, peach, grapefruit, pine and medium malty. Bitter finish. Overall very balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2017
Many thanks to Rian for this can. Floral fresh nose. Lots of great fruits, mango, pine. Fresh mild beginning. Intense floral bitterness, lots of fruit and mild malt. Fantastic fresh floral fruity hops. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nevalainen (660) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Hazy orange color with airy white head. Strong aroma of tropical fruits, hops, very nice. Taste is strong bitter with flauvour of grape. Soft bitter finish. Very nice APA. Gonna drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (157) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
From 330ml can. Pours golden with some head. Some fruit in the aroma. Nice balance with the hop taste finished with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Another decent one from Beavertown ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1272) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Pale Gold in colour. Slight haze. Big creamy head. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus and some tropical fruit. Hoppy; piney resinous hops; nice hop bite. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Bitter very fruity hoppy throughout. Nice fruity APA! (2014-04-27)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Anders D (1) - Viborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2017 does not count
This is truly one of the best APA Ive ever tasted! Perfect body, perfect balanced and fantastic hop flavor. This is a top class APA !!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rozsoma (998) - Gyr, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2017
Tmad a Mars. Persze miutn leguritottl prat ebből kiskomm. Rntgensugarakat a kzbe!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (514) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
Can 33cl. Cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Nice hoppy aroma (grass, hay). Thin body, but plenty of taste. And its a nice beer to drink. Rather short finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArtificialCyst (744) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Can at The Office. Aroma: Nice fruit, citrus, sweet tropical fruit but also skunk and herbs. Appearance: Golden body, nice head. Taste: Light tropical APA, citrusy biterness - quite light, very short, skunk. Palate: Dry finish, low body, medium-low carb.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matstrange (139) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2016
Can from beer52 beer club. A very dry hoppy aroma but actually not too overpowering when you taste it. It has a thinness to it which makes it more like a session ipa, although the Abv says otherwise. Perhaps a hint of mango in there. Not too bad but the brewery has produced better.


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